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Chiang Mai remains most air-polluted city in world

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Chiang Mai remains most air-polluted city in world

By The Nation

 

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Chiang Mai on Saturday remained the most air-polluted city in the world for the second consecutive day, according to the AirVisual.com website.

 

AirVisual reported at 9.13am that the air quality index (AQI) of Chiang Mai on Saturday stood at 385, much higher than the 100 AQI safety standard.

 

The northern capital has been covered with white smog for almost two weeks, prompting Chiang Mai residents to wear N95 air-filter marks outdoors.

 

The Chiang Mai University, the Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna and Chiang Mai provincial administration confirmed that the air quality in the city remained critical.

The three agencies had 86 stations to measure air quality of the northern capital and found that all stations recorded brown and purple zones, meaning the air quality remained hazardous to health.

 

They found the worst air quality was in Mae Taeng district with a PM2.5 level of 443 micrograms per cubic metre (mcg). PM2.5 means airborne particulates 2.5 microns or less in diameter.

 

Doi Saket district was found to have the least PM.5 level or 204mcg, which was still hazardous to health.

 

The website of the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency reported Saturday that its VIIRS satellite spotted 586 hotspots from forest burning in the North.

 

It reported that 162 hotspots were detected in Mae Hong Son, 91 in Chiang Rai, 69 in Chiang Mai, 79 in Nan, 55 in Prae, 55 in Phayao, 52 in Lampang, 14 in Tak and 9 in Lamphun.

 

The high level of haze in Chiang Rai reportedly stemmed from the many forest fires, both in the province and from nearby areas.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30366358

 

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52 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The website of the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency reported Saturday that its VIIRS satellite spotted 586 hotspots from forest burning in the North.

So the average number of fires spotted each day has risen substantially in the past few days leading to Chiang Mai regaining its number 1 position

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Hate to say it guys but it feels good psychologically and physically to be out of there when I see numbers like today....I feel bad for my dogs....

 

just remember, as some posters pointed out, it’s just a passing fancy and a small price to pay to be able to pick fruit and be close to nature...

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I think this went over your head...maybe you have been coughing and haven’t had the time to read the two previous CM air pollution threads....

 

AP is defenseless period 

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To paraphrase - "You will know the tree by it's fruits."

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All the the ministers, governors and all those in power should be ashamed that this dreadful situation is allowed to continue unabated.

But I doubt if they are.

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2 hours ago, Classic Ray said:

Latest reading from Chiang Mai. To put this  in perspective, I have multiple air purifiers installed and still cannot get the AQI better than 70. We are trapped at home as I don’t want to poison my children any more. Visibility is down to a couple of hundred metres.

 

I hope the voters in tomorrow’s election bear in mind the neglect of the current government in failing to deal with this issue. There are no fire prevention activities at all, no pressure being put on big businesses or hill tribes or adjacent countries to stop burning forests and fields, and no encouragement to use alternative agricultural practices.

 

This is just one of the issues not being dealt with whilst action seems to concentrate on the retention of power, stifling opposition and generally making foreigners and dissenters feel unwelcome.

 

Come on Thailand, start exercising real Thainess and sort your society out to bring happiness to all people who live and work here.

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Exercise real thainess ?  😅😅😅 this IS REAL thainess

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